NYU You Matter! Podcast
By Sabah Fatima and Karen Ortman
This week on the You Matter! podcast, Wanda Lucibello and Saheli Kothari visit with Karen and Sabah to speak about Safe Horizon, its Crime Victim Assistance Program, and the resources it provides to the community.
Wanda Lucibello (above) oversees the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) at Safe Horizon. CVAP has placed victim advocates in each of the 77 NYPD precincts and 9 Police Service Areas (PSAs) covering public housing. One advocate specializes in working with victims of domestic violence; the other serves victims of all crimes.
Prior to joining Safe Horizon, Lubicello was an Assistant District Attorney at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. She was the Chief of the Special Victims Division, which was comprised of the Domestic Violence Bureau, the Victim Services Unit and the Elder Abuse Bureau. She was instrumental in the launch of New York State’s first Family Justice Center in Brooklyn in 2005; the development of the Brooklyn Early Victim Engagement (EVE) program; and the management of the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Initiative.
Lucibello was an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City from 2012-2018